Falling into the Sky: Ganden Sumtsenling Monastery, Shangri-la, Yunan, China is an impasto oil painting by Dave Alber.
Oil on canvas
19.63 x 23.63 in (50 x 60 cm)

There is a pulsation between the impermanence — and cultural continuity — of the temple’s traditions and the permanence of wonder as symbolized by the sky. Through its indigenous traditions (Dzogchen and Bon), Tibetan Buddhism carries a cultural continuity from our pan-Eurasian Paleolithic reindeer hunting ancestors.

Dave exhibited this painting in the in the 2019 exhibition Ravages of Time & Permanence of Wonder at Suzhou Arts Collective in Suzhou, Jiangsu, China.